Cool V2 lift-off shot

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brianc

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This is a shot from my son's club launch today... It's just
too cool not to post.

If I can get some details on the motor and rocket, I'll post
a followup.
 

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Great picture! Looked like you had a beautiful day to launch rockets.

I'm guessing an AeroTech F21 White Lightning for the motor:D
 

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Yep, sweet photo you have yourself there!

Either a AT F21 or Econojet F20 :D Looks like a scale lift-off too :p
Karl
 

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Well, I don't think it was an F21... I thought I heard D18
or maybe G80. It was an AeroTech reload of some type- the
red ignitor cap was a hair too tight and it POPPED off
with a lotta noise. :)

I'll find out what it was for sure.
 

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Originally posted by OKTurbo
Looked like you had a beautiful day to launch rockets.
Yeah, well I didn't want to rub it it for those in the frozen tundra.... ;)

But today was 83 degrees. No humidity. Little wind. You can
see the (lack of) cloud cover.



We're making up for all the sasserfrassin' Hurricanes!
 

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Beautiful rocket with a beautiful lift-off!

Thanks for sharing it with us! The one thing I love about club launches is all the cool shots you can take during lift offs. :D
 

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Originally posted by brianc
If I can get some details on the motor and rocket, I'll post
a followup.
Heard back from the builder- I'll let him tell the story-
Here's the scoop...

It is a scratch built 4" diameter heavy. I've flown in 6 or so times
now. It weighs 43 oz. fully loaded with an Aerotech G80 RMS White
Lightning. Recovery is done with 3 24" homemade ripstop nylon
parachutes (two of them made by my Mom- who loves to watch me fly
rockets)--I like redundancy.

I should have made it a rail launch bird, but it was my first attempt at
midsized machines, so it launches on a 1/4" rod. I made the nose cone
from a turned Balsa tip and construction grade wall insulating foam
covered with epoxy resin(after sealed with wood glue), and the tail cone
is the same, with 1/4" Plywood fins through body-turned by hand in my
hand drill with a jig and my calibrated eye. :) The airframe is just a
tube off the street! I even made the engine mount tube by hand. I
covered everything with epoxy resin and sanded for years!

I modeled it after my 34 year old Estes model V-2 kit built bird on a
2.5X upscale.

Tom
I'm even more impressed now
 

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wow
thats one awsome launch pic:)
looks like great flying weather
 

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Originally posted by brianc
Yeah, well I didn't want to rub it it for those in the frozen tundra.... ;)

But today was 83 degrees. No humidity. Little wind. You can
see the (lack of) cloud cover.



We're making up for all the sasserfrassin' Hurricanes!

Hey it's not that bad up here today . . . we're in a heat wave; 36 degrees, ceiling (broken) 9,500, wind 9 kts, unrestricted vis., and combination of snow and ice on the ground - and the ski resorts are open
 

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I think there is a mistake in the designation of a G80 RMS White Lightning. Do you mean G80 Fast WL single use? Or possibly a G64 WL reload? Just wondering because I can't say I've ever heard of a G80 WL RMS motor.
 
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